A Real Planet of the Apes? UK Scientists Secretly Grew Human-Animal Hybrids in Laboratory ExperimentsSunday 24 July 2011
‘One hundred and fifty animal-human hybrid embryos have been produced by mad scientists in the UK — with full government approval — under the 2008 Human Fertilisation Embryology Act. The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper is reporting that a committee of scientists recently blew the whistle on the operation and expressed alarm over the possibility of the experiments going “too far” and resulting in a real Planet of the Apes scenario, where animals escape from the lab and begin reproducing in the wild.
Sound like science fiction? It’s actually just an extension of science fact: human-animal hybrids have been produced by these UK scientists for the last three years. Among the monstrosities they created were animal eggs fertilized with human sperm, and cybrids — animal cells that are injected with human cell nuclei. They also created chimeras, a mixture of human cells and animal cells, much like what happened in the sci-fi Planet of the Apes depiction of science gone wrong.’